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EU Hot on Novel High-Temp Coating

A multinational effort is well underway to develop an unconventional coating that would combine a thermal barrier, oxidation and corrosion protection, lotus effect, and fire protection in on...


New Coating Touts Icing Prevention

A new nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-icing properties to the substrate is the latest offering from NEI Corp.


Nanocoatings Set for Mega Growth

Good things come in small packages, as the global market for nanotech-based coatings is poised to show, according to a new forecast.


Super-Black Coatings on a Mission

Extremely black nano-based coatings will be hitching a ride on the International Space Station, launching six years of research into orbit for the first time.


Turbine Coating Made to Fight Ice

Global wind energy provider Gamesa has introduced a new protective coating designed to prevent icing and withstand wear on turbine blades.


Spraying on a Longer Engine Life

Scientists in Sweden are working on a new sprayable coating that can protect an aircraft's engine far longer than current methods.


1-Part Protective Clear Coat Revamped

NEI Corp. has reformulated its Nanomyte TC-5001 nanocoating, designed to improve the corrosion resistance of zinc-plated and hot-dip galvanized steel under severe environmental and operating...


Clear Coat Restores Oxidized Paint

A new clear coating offers a long-term solution to restore original properties, according to developer Nanovere Technologies LLC.


Tesla Announces $50M Investment

Protective coatings maker Tesla NanoCoatings says it is poised for significant growth with a new "strategic partnership" and major investment by a Korean chemical firm.


Zapping a Safer Nanocoating

“Serious health and safety concerns” over nanoparticles in the newest paints and coatings is driving innovative European technology to make those products safer and less environmentally dama...


NIOSH Urges Nano Exposure Limits

Nanotechnology holds great promise for paints and coatings, but those microscopic carbon nanotubes and fibers may also carry large risks for workers exposed to them, federal health officials...


New MIT Coating Fit to Fight Frost, Fog

If opposites really do attract, a novel hybrid nanocoating with a love-hate relationship toward water could be just the thing to fight frost and fog on windshields, windows, optical equipmen...


Nanocoating Gives Liquids the Bounce

A new nanoscale coating that bounces liquids—from coffee to acids to custard—from its surface could eventually protect everything from military uniforms to ship hulls, according to its devel...


Feds Map Regulatory Plans for 2013

Outdated exposure limits, reinforced steel, nanotechnology, and confined spaces are among the critical health and safety issues slated for federal action this year.


Nanocoatings Wipe Restores Paint

Older industrial, marine and automotive paint applications may see new life with a new wipe-on nanocoating designed to permanently restore color, gloss, and surface hardness.


U.S. Research to Examine Nano Safety

Nanotechnology in paints and coatings is spreading like wildfire, but how safe are the popular micro-materials for humans and the environment in the long run? That is one question that U.S. ...


Nature Imitated to Fight Fouling

Inspired by one of nature’s own defense mechanisms, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have discovered that tiny vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles can inhibit ...


GE Unveils Ice-Shedding Nanocoating

GE Global Research has developed new nanocoatings that not only shed ice but actually delay ice formation, even under extreme atmospheric conditions, the company says.


Study: Nano Coatings Hold Mega Promise

The nanotech revolution that is sweeping the coatings industry may live up to its sizzling promise after all, with apparently few risks and huge potential for functional coatings of every ki...


Nanocoating Called Impervious to Water

A new super-hydrophobic protective coating by Ross Nanotechnology LLC promises to create a surface that completely repels all water and oils, creating a surface that wards off icing and corr...


New Coating ‘Flattens’ 3D Objects

Stealth aircraft and other top-secret military vehicles of the future may benefit from a new carbon nanotube coating that can render a 3D object flat.


‘Super Black’ Coating Flies at NASA

Think of it as the Darth Vader of coatings—absorbing all, reflecting nothing, and blacker than a Dark Side soul.


Wilhelm to Distribute Cor-Tain Coatings

WinTec Protective Systems Inc. has signed a distribution deal with Wilhelm Security Solutions to supply its nano-based polymer anti-corrosive coating line called Cor-Tain.


Coating Firm Tops Europe’s Innovators

A young nanocoatings company that began life as a UK military project has been named the Most Innovative Company in Europe for 2011.


Pipe Joint Coating Speeds Application

3M’s newest protective coatings technology is Scotchkote PNC 1011, a one-part, heat-curable, thermosetting hybrid coating designed to protect pipeline field joints from corrosion.


Coating Designed for Stressed Concrete

Nanokote has introduced ProGuard, a new technology coating material developed for application on highly stressed concrete surfaces.


Researcher: New Materials Could Prevent Nuke Disasters

Next-generation claddings and perhaps coatings may head off future nuclear disasters, but only if the United States is willing to return the research to the front burner, says a scientist wh...


Coating Work May Yield Safer Fuel Rods

Could better cladding on nuclear fuel rods prevent potentially catastrophic leakage when they are exposed in a reactor accident?


EPA Funds R&D for Nanocoating Risks

The billion-dollar-plus boom in nanocoating technology will be getting a closer look as several federally funded studies undertake to study the risks of nanomaterials.


Free Webinar to Focus on PU Advances

From basics to new performance properties, the state of the art in polyurethanes, polyureas and hybrids will be the focus of a free upcoming Webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Airline Tests Drag-Reducing Coating

EasyJet, the UK's largest airline, is piloting a nano-technology aircraft coating aimed at reducing drag and increasing fuel efficiency.


Team Finds Way to Reduce Silver Coating Toxicity

Safer coatings materials containing silver may be close at hand, thanks to new research by Finnish researchers.


Nano Materials Stop Water from Icing

Highways, airplanes, power lines and other critical surfaces may remain ice-free during future winters by integrating new anti-ice technology from Harvard University into coatings and other ...


Boom Seen for Nanocoatings, Emulsion Polymers

The global market in nanostructured coatings will triple in the next five years, while unceasing demand for water-based coatings products will drive strong growth in the emulsion polymers ma...


New ISO Methodology Demystifies Nanomaterials

ISO has published a technical report classifying and categorizing nanomaterials.


Nanocoatings May Go for the Gold

More durable paint with an intensified color spectrum is among the possibilities now that an Australian scientist has discovered a way to disperse gold nanoparticles evenly through plastic.


Coating Helps Missiles Elude Radar

An Israeli company has successfully run a test on dummy missiles painted with a nano-enabled coating, finding that radar could not detect them as missiles, according to published reports.


Boon Seen in Nanocoatings Market

Growing demand for eco-premium coatings will help drive "considerable growth" in the global nanocoatings market for the next five years, according to new market research.


Nanotech Coating Improves Ship Flow

The Norwegian company Advanced Marine Coatings has used Bayer MaterialScience’s Baytubes® carbon nanotubes (CNT) to develop an anti-corrosive coating with reduced flow resistance, according ...


EPA to Study Nanomaterials for Risks

With nanotechnology now used in hundreds of consumer products ranging from paints to sunscreen, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has outlined a new research strategy to better ...


IRL Publishes Review on Nanotechnology

Information Research (IRL), located in Ealing, London, has recently published a new review of the nanotechnology sector, titled “Nanotechnology in the European Coatings Industry.”


Industrial Nanocoatings Market to Top $5 Billion

The $600 million nanocoatings market will grow to more than $5 billion globally by 2013, according to a new market forecast of industrial applications for nanoscale coatings.


 
 
   

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